thanks, glad to hear my reviews are helpful and fun to follow!
fromphilly, i do not happen to have Hard And Horny original. For all to know, when album was released ( Wigwam´s 1st ) they got tight on budget, so the band mmembers agreed and told they will do the coves by themselves. And so they did - 400 pieces were done with ardboard pieces stapled together, each having unique cover. A bit later, album was releaed with "real" cover...
metro, happy to hear Nuclear Nightclub is spinning!
takboleh, as i compared Being to Starpose - album, i use the word poppy quite loosely. The bottom line is Being is more prog than Starpose - nevertheless, as said, each album is good - a little different as some members have changed.
Sillypsybin, i might be able to give insight to Wigwam´s personels and releases ...
when WIgwam had done their first album, the US producer Kim Fowley hear about the band and liked it so much he wanted to produce their second album. So, Tombstone Valentine was released as an 2nd album by Wigwam.
Mr Fowley pushed the Wigwam to international/US markets, so the album was released in US by Verve, and commpared to finnish version ( a single album ) this was double album with totally own coverart.
Other half of the US version holds the same tunes as finnish TV. Second part of US TV have tracks by Blues Section and Kirka, as you mention. What´s background to these, are that two Wigwam members, Jim Pembroke and ROnnie Österberg, were in Blues Section - thus the Blues Section tracks on that album. Kirka, had long and succesful solo career, so when he started, Blues Section played on his single. So the US Tombstone Valentine is at the time Wigwam added with their members earlier outputs in finland.
Kirka, he started as pop singer, but as the career went on and on, he has do lots of everything from hard rock to shlager... he has an interesting release from -72, where he is backed with lots of finnish jazz and prog musicians. Great album, i will do a review of it later on ...
i be happy to help anyone with questions about finnish bands and artists!